Raising Race Conscious Children Guest Blog

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"In my opinion, the fact that racism endures and even thrives represents a fundamental failure in parenting. And that’s not just an easy indictment of parents who eagerly pass along their own hatred. More important is the much larger pool of parents ... [Continue Reading]

Johnson City Press Column

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On Feb. 23, I had the opportunity to visit Jonesborough Middle School in East Tennessee as part of Humanities Tennessee's "Student Reader Day" program. All 400 5th through 8th graders at the school received a free copy of STRONG INSIDE. The Johnson ... [Continue Reading]

Strong Inside Named A Top Biography for Youth

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Strong Inside has been named one of the Top 10 Biographies for Youth in 2017 by the American Library Association's Booklist publication. The biography of basketball pioneer was honored along with biographies of the likes of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ... [Continue Reading]

Chapter16.org Q&A

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"Also, given the racial divide in this country and the incidents of school bullying and harassment we’ve seen since the election, I am hopeful this book can play a small role in bringing kids together. Some young readers will identify closely with ... [Continue Reading]

The Seth Davis Podcast

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Perry Wallace and I were guests on The Seth Davis Podcast, discussing Perry's pioneering journey as the first African American basketball player in the SEC and both the adult and young readers versions of STRONG INSIDE. Davis, of Sports Illustrated ... [Continue Reading]

An MLK Memory on MLK Day

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Perry Wallace and I visited the Maret School in Washington, D.C., last Friday as part of the school’s MLK Weekend celebrations. We spoke to the entire middle school, and then the entire high school, before meeting with small groups of high school ... [Continue Reading]

BookPage Essay on Truth in a Trump World

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Chances are, you’ve never heard of Perry Wallace. I doubt I’ll meet a middle schooler who knows Wallace’s name. But his story could not be more important at this time in history, when racism—subtle and overt—was at the heart of a winning presidential ... [Continue Reading]

The Quindaro Press Review

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STRONG INSIDE young readers edition gets a rave review from the Quindaro Press, a site specializes in "nonfiction books of social justice and people’s history that are suitable for ages 12 and up." In summarizing the book, the review states: "Andrew ... [Continue Reading]